Tag: Giada De Laurentiis

Fall Fare: Hearty Meatball Stew

Fall Fare: Hearty Meatball Stew

Here’s a delicious dish for the cooler weather!  The stew wasn’t what I expected — it was much earthier and less tomato-y.  But we loved it!  Giada rarely steers me wrong. The mushrooms (I used baby bellas) added a really nice flavor.  And, the meatballs 

Weeknight Who?  Giada’s Chicken Stew

Weeknight Who? Giada’s Chicken Stew

Wow! It has been a long time since I blogged. I started a new job at Irrive (create your own social scrapbook for life’s adventures!) and have been a bit busy. Plus, I definitely got into a cooking rut — was feeling uninspired. Then, summer came 

Christmas Cookies: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Christmas Cookies: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

I made these cookies for Tim’s “snack day” at work along with the Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints.  Mine did not turn out as pretty as Giada’s but they were delicious!  So moist from the *whole* container of ricotta cheese.  And, such great lemon flavor from the 

Giada’s Veal Marsala and Peas & Proscuitto

Giada’s Veal Marsala and Peas & Proscuitto

I love Giada!  Much like the Barefoot Contessa, her recipes have never steered me wrong.  Italian food is what I love most and Italy is my favorite country to visit.  Giada, born in Rome, has made delicious Italian home cooking accessible to everyone.  Her recipes 

Easiest Stuffed Zucchini & Peppers

Easiest Stuffed Zucchini & Peppers

I bought some beautiful red bell peppers and zucchini balls at the farmer’s market.  The zucchini ball seemed perfect for stuffing so I search for a stuffed pepper / zucchini recipe.  My challenge was to find a recipe that did not involve rice or a 

Turkey Milanese

Turkey Milanese

Tim and my go-to delivery restaurant is a place called Good in the West Village.  We typically order their crisp turkey scallopine with arugula, ricotta salata & lemon-caper vinaigrette.  I think we are single-handedly responsible for it becoming one of Good’s most popular items on 

Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

The day after Christmas is my father-in-law’s birthday.  Tim’s immediately family came up to the Berkshires on the 26th to celebrate.  We had the delicious and festive menu below.  The pork I have made before and it was even better than I remember!  The bacon 

Holiday Menu: Rack of Lamb, Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash with Bacon Vinaigrette, and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Holiday Menu: Rack of Lamb, Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash with Bacon Vinaigrette, and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We had a great first Christmas with Charlotte.  We enjoyed lots of time with family and lots of delicious food! In case you are looking for menu ideas for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, I highly 

Holiday Menu: Grilled & Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Holiday Menu: Grilled & Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms were a huge hit!  I am not a huge fan of Gorgonzola and I still thought these were unbelievably good.  I grilled the mushrooms on a grill pan, since it was not a night to be grilling outside, and then finished the 

Weeknight Chicken: Roman-Style Chicken

Weeknight Chicken: Roman-Style Chicken

Looking for a tasty weeknight chicken recipe?  Here another delicious recipe from my gal Giada. What I love about this dish is that it tastes like it has been simmering for hours but only requires about 30 minutes of prep and cooking. The prosciutto, wine,